Lawn fertilizer asbestos case against Scotts revived

23 Jul 2018 by under Legal

lawn green grass publicdomainpictures dot net 100x100 Lawn fertilizer asbestos case against Scotts revivedA widow’s lawsuit against Scotts Co. LLC, alleging the lawn and garden products maker’s goods contributed to her husband’s , will move forward after the New Jersey Supreme Court refused to entertain an appellate opinion based on new evidence.

Lorenz Brandecker had filed his lawsuit in July 2012 against Scotts and others, just four months after he was diagnosed with the deadly form of cancer, and three months before the disease killed him. His wife, Adrianne, filed an amended complaint in January 2013 in which she was named as the plaintiff. Read the rest of this entry »


Russian asbestos company using Trump images to market products

19 Jul 2018 by under News

asbestos Trump Russia Facebook image OAO 100x100 Russian asbestos company using Trump images to market productsA Russian asbestos company is using images of President Trump and citing former Environmental Protection Agency () administrator Scott Pruitt to market its cancer-causing products on social media.

Uralasbest, which operates a giant asbestos mine in the Ural Mountains, stamped pallets of products with a seal donning Trump’s face and the text “Approved by , 45th President of the United States,” then posted photos of the stamped pallets on its Facebook page. “Donald is on our side,” the company’s photo captions said. Read the rest of this entry »


J&J hit with $3.69 billion verdict in tainted talcum powder case

17 Jul 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 J&J hit with $3.69 billion verdict in tainted talcum powder caseA group of 22 women who sued alleging its talcum powder products were tainted with asbestos and contributed to the development of ovarian cancer, were awarded a staggering $4.69 billion by a St. Louis jury.

Jurors handed down $550 million in actual damages – about $25 million per woman in the suit – plus an additional $3.15 billion against Johnson & Johnson and $900 million against Johnson & Johnson Consumer. Read the rest of this entry »


Many construction workers don’t know asbestos is dangerous

14 Jul 2018 by under News

construction worker 100x100 Many construction workers dont know asbestos is dangerousOne in four construction workers claims to have been exposed to , and two-thirds said they did not know asbestos exposure can cause cancer, according to research conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Most respondents to the study said they wouldn’t know what to do if they discovered asbestos at a worksite. Read the rest of this entry »


Montana town receives grant to screen for asbestos-related disease

13 Jul 2018 by under News
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A clinic in the northwestern Montana town of Libby – population 2,600 – was awarded a $2.5 million grant to continue providing asbestos-related health care. The Center for Related Disease, or CARD Clinic, treats only -related illnesses such as the incurable lung disease asbestosis, -related lung cancer, and , a rare but deadly form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs and other internal organs. Read the rest of this entry »


Colgate-Palmolive settle talc case before jury selection begins

11 Jul 2018 by under Legal

talc bottles powder 100x100 Colgate Palmolive settle talc case before jury selection beginsColgate-Palmolive Co., has reached a settlement agreement on the eve of jury selection in a trial alleging the company’s talcum powders contain and caused a man to develop , a deadly form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Read the rest of this entry »


Woman dies from secondary asbestos exposure

9 Jul 2018 by under News

asbestos warning 100x100 Woman dies from secondary asbestos exposureVivienne Swain never worked in an environment contaminated with , so when she was diagnosed in August 2015 with , a rare but deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure, she was stunned.

“She said those immortal words ‘incurable’ and I remember a sense of cold going right through my body,” she said about the day she was diagnosed. Read the rest of this entry »


Navy vet with asbestosis fights VA for hospital coverage

5 Jul 2018 by under News

Pearl Harbor Memorial Day 201Veteran Pearl Harbor 6 image by US Dept of Defense Ret Army Command Sgt Maj Sterling R Cale 90 371x210 100x100 Navy vet with asbestosis fights VA for hospital coverageA Maryland veteran who served in the Navy from 1958 to 1961 is drowning in medical bills while fighting with the Department of Veterans Affairs for hospital coverage for a terminal lung disease his doctors believe was caused by asbestos exposure while working on the Navy ship.

Richard Cook is a peacetime veteran, which prevents him from seeking VA hospital coverage or from collecting the documentation required by the VA to file for service-related disability benefits. As a result, he and his wife have fallen behind on their second mortgage due to mounting medical bills, and were facing foreclosure and eviction. Read the rest of this entry »


J&J, Imerys’ $177 million talc verdict will stand

2 Jul 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 J&J, Imerys $177 million talc verdict will stand and its talc supplier Imerys Talc America Inc., were unable to sway a New Jersey state judge to nix $117 million in damages the companies were saddled with by a jury that found the companies knowingly sold asbestos-tainted talc to a man, which contributed to his mesothelioma.

Superior Court Judge Ana C. Viscomi said the $37 million compensatory damages and combined $80 million in punitive damages awarded to plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III and his wife in April “do not shock the judicial conscience,” and would stand. Read the rest of this entry »


Delaware Supreme Court reverses dismissal of secondary asbestos exposure case

29 Jun 2018 by under Legal

4178172 4178172 american justice series edited 100x100 Delaware Supreme Court reverses dismissal of secondary asbestos exposure caseDelaware’s Supreme Court reversed the dismissal of a case brought by the estate of a woman who claimed her lung cancer was caused by secondary exposure to asbestos.

Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr., speaking on behalf of the five-member court, found that the estate of Dorothy Ramsey could have a viable claim against the manufacturers who supplied products containing that her husband allegedly brought home on his clothes, provided that the manufacturers failed to warn of the risk. Read the rest of this entry »